The Rugby Football League (RFL) announced last week that the 2020 League 1 season would be cancelled, with no promotion or relegation in place.

They offered an end-of-season competition, running across October and November. Having spoken about our options for 2020 and beyond, the board have decided it is in the club’s best interest not to take part in the competition and focus all our energies on making sure the club come back stronger on and off the pitch in 2021.

As a board, we have a duty of care to both the club and our supporters. Financially, we have worked very hard to manage our way through the coronavirus pandemic.

The club will now start contacting our sponsors and season ticket holders individually to open discussions about 2020 reclaim options and 2021 sponsorship opportunities.

A huge amount of work is ongoing to manage our costs and revenue streams over the next few months and that will hopefully enable us to move forward through these times.

It is vital that everyone associated with club remains together. Crusaders have always been about sticking together and we have always come out the other side when faced with adversity.

We have some encouraging upcoming news about the 2021 season.

Thank you for your continued support.

Andy Moulsdale
North Wales Crusaders chief executive officer (CEO)

NWC Rugby League